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Manchester Airport to charge for luggage trolleys

01 February 12 11:26
Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has said it will charge passengers to use luggage trolleys from April.

The airport said it was replacing existing trolleys with a new fleet, which will cost passengers £1 to use.

A spokeswoman said the fees had to be introduced as a result of reductions in air fares and the need for continued investment.

Manchester is the UK's fourth busiest airport, but says that only 5% of its passengers actually use its trolleys.

Last month, it unveiled plans for a £659m business park around the airport, which it is hoped will create 13,000 jobs.

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